Manchester United target Sergio Ramos has claimed he is "relaxed" about reports linking him with a move away from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window but refused to rule out his exit from the Santiago Bernabeu.
Spanish newspaper AS reported on Sunday 21 June that Ramos has decided to leave Rafael Benitez's side following broken his relationship with club president Florentino Perez.
Even though the 29-year-old has a contract at the Santiago Bernabeu until summer 2017, he is said to be demanding a pay rise to commit his future to Real Madrid. The defender is also reportedly upset with the club officials for failing to deny his links with a potential move to Barcelona, the sacking of manager Carlo Ancelotti and the struggling situation of goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
The BBC later reported that Manchester United are interested in securing his services during the summer transfer window, alongside Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.
United manager Louis van Gaal is desperately looking for a top centre-back to bolster his squad and could take advantage of Ramos's situation to fill the void left by the departure of both Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic in summer 2014.
With Los Blancos likely to sign Manchester United 'keeper David De Gea, AS claims the Premier League giants are ready to offer around €30m (£21.3m, $33.7m) plus the services of the goalkeeper to complete the signing of the Real Madrid centre-back.
And Ramos failed to end the speculation after refusing to rule out a summer move from the Santiago Bernabeu when, accompanied by his agent and brother Rene Ramos in Madrid, he was spotted by Marca's cameras.
Asked if he was "relaxed" about the rumours regarding his future, Ramos said: "I am always relaxed."
But when questioned whether he "has considered to leave Real Madrid", the Spaniard refused to respond, got into his car and drove quickly away.